A very warm welcome to all of the Julius whanau, and particularly to the new boys in Year Nine!
This year, Julius will be without its much-loved Housemaster, Ben Vink. Ben, as most of you will know, has moved into a Boarding Housemaster role with Flowers House. So he is certainly not lost to College – we wish him and Melissa all the best in his new and challenging role.
However, with change comes opportunity. This year Julius has a new Housemaster – Mike Field. Mike comes to Julius and College with a history in the education, charitable and business sectors. In addition to his role as Julius Housemaster, Mike is also teaching Year 10 Innovation and Enterprise, and Agribusiness in Years 12 and 13. He is also MIC Basketball for College, so is looking forward to a busy year!
Julius is fortunate to retain the services of existing Assistant Housemasters Nikki Bleyandaal, Peter Cooper, Susan Harding and David Chambers for 2018, so we have plenty of continuity and experience. Gill Kilpatrick has also moved to Flowers House with Ben, but we welcome newby Olivia Austin to Julius and to Christ’s College. Olivia is beginning her teaching career at College after a successful teaching practice here last year, and joins Nikki in the English Department.
This year promises to be as busy and rewarding as ever!